$11,000 in jewelry stolen from store

Published: Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 7:07 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 7:07 p.m.

A bandit made off with about $11,000 in jewelry from a Lake City store Friday afternoon, said Steve Shaw of the Lake City Police Department.

The theft occurred at Jewels and Gold in the Lake City Mall about 12:48 p.m. Store video shows the man walk up to a display of gold pendants on a counter, take the display and walk out while the clerk was at the other end of the counter with a customer, Shaw reported.

The culprit was described by witnesses as black, wearing prescription glasses and wearing a tan hat, tan suit jacket, black pants and white tennis shoes.

Local pawn shops have been notified and a bulletin was issued to surrounding counties for law enforcement assistance.

Anyone with information about this incident or others can contact the Lake City Police Department anonymously on the TIP line at (386) 719-2068.

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